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The effectiveness of generic emails versus a remote knowledge broker to integrate mood management into a smoking cessation program in team based primary care: A cluster randomized trial

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  • Nadia Minian
  • Sheleza Ahad
  • Anna Ivanova
  • Scott Veldhuizen
  • Laurie Zawertailo
  • Arun Ravindran
  • Claire de Oliveira
  • Dolly Baliunas
  • Carol Mulder
  • Corneliu Bolbocean
  • Peter Selby


Publication details

JournalImplementation science
DateAccepted/In press - 23 Feb 2021
DatePublished (current) - 20 Mar 2021
Number of pages18
Original languageEnglish


Background: Knowledge brokering is a knowledge translation approach that has been gaining popularity in Canada although the effectiveness is unknown. This study evaluated the effectiveness of generalised, exclusively email-based prompts versus a personalised remote knowledge broker for delivering evidence-based mood management interventions within an existing smoking cessation programme in primary care settings. Methods: The study design is a cluster randomised controlled trial of 123 Ontario Family Health Teams participating in the Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients programme. They were randomly allocated 1:1 for healthcare providers to receive either: a remote knowledge broker offering tailored support via phone and email (group A), or a generalised monthly email focused on tobacco and depression treatment (group B), to encourage the implementation of an evidence-based mood management intervention to smokers presenting depressive symptoms. The primary outcome was participants’ acceptance of a self-help mood management resource. The secondary outcome was smoking abstinence at 6-month follow-up, measured by self-report of smoking abstinence for at least 7 previous days. The tertiary outcome was the costs of delivering each intervention arm, which, together with the effectiveness outcomes, were used to undertake a cost minimisation analysis.

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